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WIRED Takes a Good Hard Look at Dick Pics

Dick pics are everywhere, and nobody knows what to do about them. Sometimes they’re a joke, like the photos snapped by a bored Subway worker in Ohio, who put his phallus on a footlong and was fired for it. Sometimes they’re amorous, like those ...

No More Screen Time! The Navy Reverts to Physical Throttles

The US Navy is following the advice of TED talk-ers and technology Cassandras: It’s taking a step away from screens. Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban planning for WIRED. Last week, the Naval Sea Systems ...

A Tax Credit Fueled the Solar Energy Boom. Now It’s in Limbo

Many of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley can trace their origin to a garage, but for Ed Fenster, cofounder and chairman of Sunrun, it all started in the attic of his San Francisco home. The year was 2007 and Fenster, just a few months ...

Mysterious Benefactor in Germany Has Donated Over $220,000 in Cash to Charity

Since the beginning of the year, a mystery donor in the German city of Braunschweig has given away several ‘miracle bags’ containing over 200,000 euros in cash to various charities. The bags, each stuffed with banknotes worth between 20,000 and ...

How a ‘NULL’ License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell

Joseph Tartaro never meant to cause this much trouble. Especially for himself. In late 2016, Tartaro decided to get a vanity license plate. A security researcher by trade, he ticked down possibilities that related to his work: SEGFAULT, maybe, or ...

DejaBlue: New BlueKeep-Style Bugs Mean You Need to Update Windows Now

For months, systems administrators have been racing to patch their Windows systems against BlueKeep, a critical vulnerability in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol that could enable a global, internet-chewing worm if not fixed across hundreds of ...

This Is How Porn Ended Up on Ninja’s Zombie Twitch Channel

Anyone who visited the dormant Twitch channel of Fortnite legend Ninja this weekend may have gotten a lot more than they bargained for. The page, it turns out, was directing users to a livestream of hardcore porn on Sunday instead of videogame ...

Google’s Hellish 3 Years, Trump’s Tariff Delay, and More News

Google has been quietly going through internal hell, Trump is delaying tariffs on some electronics, and a deadly superbug yeast is making its way through hospitals. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this ...

Researchers May Have Recreated Cleopatra’s Perfume Thanks To 2,000-Year-Old Residue

Cleopatra's perfume was so legendary that Marc Antony could supposedly smell the queen from miles away before her ships even arrived on the shores of his kingdom. Wikimedia CommonsMarc Anthony meeting Cleopatra. After centuries’ worth of paintings ...

Trump Delays Tariffs on Smartphones and Laptops

If you’re hoping to get new gadgets for Christmas, we have some good news: The Trump administration says it will delay a planned 10 percent tariff on some consumer electronics, including smartphones, laptop computers, videogame consoles, and ...

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